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Clifford M. Terry, M.D.

Comprehensive Ophthalmology Specialist

Dr. Clifford Terry is a world-renowned eye surgeon and an inventor of numerous groundbreaking ophthalmic instruments.  Just to name a few, Dr. Terry invented the Terry-Schanzlin Astigmatome, TVA, Terry Keratometer, EyePhotoDoc camera adapters, and Terry Squeegee to improve surgical and medical techniques in the field of Ophthalmology.  Moreover, Dr. Terry was one of the pioneers of surgical intraocular lens implants (IOL) with the cataract surgery.  Dr. Terry has a deep interest in the well-being of his patients and enhancing their visual world with his wonderful inventions.  He likes to relax with his wife in Laguna Beach on weekends, and he still enjoys investing his time in designing future inventions.

Educational Background

  • Undergraduate:  Kenyon College

  • Medical School:  USC Keck School of Medicine

  • Ophthalmology Residency:  Shiley Eye Institute at University of California, San Diego

  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

Matthew H. Kim, M.D.

Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive Surgery Specialist

Dr. Matthew Kim is a fellowship trained corneal surgeon who has an extensive experience in corneal, cataract, and refractive surgeries.  He was involved with Femtosecond Laser Assisted Corneal Transplant, Endothelial Corneal Transplant, and Wavefront-Guided LASIK surgeries during his prestigious corneal fellowship at Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at University of California, Irvine with his mentors: Drs. Roger F.  Steinert and Ronald Gaster.  Dr. Matthew Kim was the first private practice ophthalmologist to perform the implantable miniature telescope (IMT) in advanced macular degeneration patients in Orange County, CA.  He has been an Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society member since his third year in medical school and graduated cum laude from Creighton University School of Medicine (Top 10% of the graduating class).  He is also a recipient of Dr. Frederick J. de la Vega Scholarship for outstanding academic performance at Creighton Medical School.  Annually, Dr. Matthew Kim is involved with Access OC Health Fair to provide surgical services to underserved and uninsured populations of Orange County.  He is a proud father of two lovely daughters and a husband to the head fashion designer of Velvet by Graham & Spencer.

"As a cornea and refractive surgery specialist, I believe in giving the best care possible to improve one's vision and life. I listen first and discuss reasonable treatment options with all of my patients. I will provide the latest proven surgical and medical treatment options for your eye problems. My staff is there to assist you and serve your needs. We want to maximize your positive experience with us."

                                                                  Matthew H. Kim, M.D.

Educational Background

  • Undergraduate:  University of California, Irvine

  • Medical School:  Creighton University School of Medicine

  • Ophthalmology Residency:  Loyola University Chicago Medical Center

  • Cornea & Refractive Surgery Fellowship:  Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at University of California, Irvine

  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology


Igor I. Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A.

Glaucoma, Cataract, and Anterior Segment Specialist

Dr. Bussel has joined the Terry & Kim Eye Institute from UC Irvine Gavin Herbert Eye Institute and brings his expertise in the management of complex cataract, glaucoma, and anterior segment disease.  He was the director of glaucoma section at Long Beach V.A. Hospital and an attending surgeon at UCI Gavin Herbert Eye Institute. He is a recipient of the Chicago Medical School Academic Scholarship, Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship, and ASCRS Foundation Resident Excellence Award.  Dr. Bussel received research funding to study outcomes of micro-invasive glaucoma surgical devices and novel ophthalmic imaging modalities.  He has presented research and given talks at national and international meetings as well as written numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He recently had his first child with his wife who is a physician at UCI Medical Center.

"One of the great privileges I have is to take care of patients with complicated eye diseases. I chose to be a glaucoma specialist because of my sincere compassion for patients dealing with a potentially devastating chronic disease that rarely has a cure. I long ago learned that people don’t care what you know until they know that you care. As a Glaucoma and Advanced Anterior Segment Surgeon, it is essential to me that you understand your disease and treatment options. We are in this together, and we make decisions together. I am committed to patient education, surgical excellence, advancing research, and clinical innovation. My passion is helping you improve, restore, or save vision to live a meaningful life.  My dream is to be able to reverse or cure glaucoma damage." 

                                                                 Igor Bussel, M.D.

Educational Background

  • Undergraduate:   University of California, Irvine

  • Graduate School:   Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

  • Medical School:   Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

  • Ophthalmology Residency:   University of Pittsburgh Eye Center

  • Glaucoma Fellowship:   Washington University School of Medicine

  • Hybrid Glaucoma Fellowship:   Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at University of California, Irvine

  • Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology

Maryanne Marcolivio, O.D.

Family Eye Care and Specialty Contact Lenses 


Dr. Marcolivio is an expert in specialty contact lens fitting.  She is the director of our contact lens clinic that treats keratoconus and post-corneal transplant patients.  She has been part of Terry Eye Institute for over 20 years and provided family eye care to many Orange County area families.  Dr. Marcolivio and her husband are proud parents of a daughter who is attending University of Idaho and a son who is about to graduate from high school.  She is an alumni board member of Southern California College of Optometry.

Educational Background

  • Undergraduate:  State University of New York, Buffalo

  • Optometry School:  Southern California College of Optometry 

  • TPG Certified, California State Board of Optometry

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